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Simon Powers

Profile page created Feb 27, 2016

CEO and Founder of AWA, Author of the book Change


Simon Powers has 25 years’ experience helping leaders of mid and large organisations to thrive in the market and to be better places to work. He works with the board of directors or senior managers to transform the way that they see themselves, each other, and their organisations. The results are better organisational design, better processes, more engaged staff, and an organisation that is customer focused and more successful. He has been using Agile and Lean since 2006, initially within IT, but since 2011 across the entire organisation. Simon founded Adventures with Agile (AWA), a global coaching and training company in 2014. Simon has pioneered new approaches for organisational change using a people-first approach. He is a professional coach, systems coach, Internal Family Systems therapy practitioner, as well as an Enterprise Coach. He teaches others to do the same. Simon has hosted and trained with some of the world’s foremost thought leaders including Craig Larman and Bas Vodde (creators of Large Scale Scrum), Lyssa Adkins (Coaching Agile Teams), Scott Ambler and Mark Lines (Disciplined Agile), Sharon Bowman (Training from the Back of the Room), David Snowden (Cynefin and Sense maker), David Anderson (Kanban), Don Reinertsen (Lean Product Delivery), Michael Sahota (Leadership), Alistair Cockburn (Heart of Agile), and many others. Simon has won awards for the person who has done the most to promote agile globally in 2016, the most popular agile conference speaker in 2016, and was part of the program that won the best implementation of agile in the UK public sector in 2015. He helped set the industry standards for Enterprise Coaching through creating the ICAgile Enterprise Expert competencies. He has lectured at university, spoken at conferences all over the world, writes for the AWA blog, and has released multiple whitepapers. He has written the book on Enterprise Agility called 'Change.' This can be bought on Amazon.